New York, May 15 (IANS) Researchers have developed a novel web tool that can accurately predict eye, hair and skin colour from even a small DNA sample, an advance that can be used when standard forensic profiling is not helpful.
London, May 15 (IANS) Apart from the rising number of female foeticide cases in India, more than 200,000 girls under the age of five die each year in the country, finds a Lancet study led by an Indian-origin researcher.
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Sanitation pioneer and founder of Sulabh International Dr Bindeshwar Pathak has been selected for Japan's most prestigious Nikkel Asia Prize, a statement said on Monday.
London, May 14 (IANS) People with gout, a painful inflammatory arthritis, may not actually have an increased risk of fracture as earlier believed, show results of a new study.
New York, May 13 (IANS) A single shot of synthetically designed nanofibres might one day help break up as well as reverse the arterial plaque -- a hallmark of atherosclerosis, said researchers led by one of an Indian-origin.
New York, May 13 (IANS) Patients suffering from abnormal heart beat, also known as atrial fibrillation, and diagnosed with carotid artery disease could be at an increased risk of developing dementia, according to a research.
London, May 13 (IANS) A team of researchers has managed to exploit a vulnerability in melanoma or skin cancer that develops resistance to a targeted therapy, providing a potential new therapeutic strategy to selectively kill the drug-resistant cancer cells.
New York, May 13 (IANS) Enhanced activation of Vitamin D by protecting beta cells may be a potential new approach for treating diabetes as well as other diseases, including cancer, researchers have suggested.
Sydney, May 13 (IANS) Targeting a bone loss mechanism that occurs during the development of leukemia may hold the key to reducing the progression of the disease in children, researchers have found.
London, May 13 (IANS) Taking oral drugs daily can be an effective treatment for nearly 10 million cancer patients worldwide suffering from a deadly blood clot condition, results from a clinical trial have showed.
Geneva, May 13 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Saturday that stopping the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will be a serious, tough and costly challenge, which requires preparedness for all scenarios.
Hong Kong, May 12 (IANS) A commonly used drug for treating osteoporosis or bone pain may also help reduce the risk of death by cardiovascular, heart attack and stroke, according to a study.
United Nations, May 12 (IANS) A surge in births among Rohingya refugee women in Bangladesh is imminent and the fact that possibly thousands of the pregnancies resulted from rape makes the provision of proper medical care in the camps more difficult, according to a UN News portal report.
New York, May 11 (IANS) Children and adults treated with oral antibiotics may have a higher risk of developing kidney stones, according to a new study.
Kolkata, May 11 (IANS) Increased public awareness about the Thalassemia blood disease is now a challenge for the government to set up testing centres in remote areas of the country, an expert said on Friday.